Monday, August 14, 2017

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

As some of you may already know, STARS Executive Director Rebecca Peterson and husband Matt's oldest daughter, Tessa Peterson, passed away unexpectedly due to complications from diabetes on August 12. In light of this tragedy, the beginning of the fall semester at STARS has been rescheduled from August 21 to Monday, September 4, 2017.

Private music lesson schedules will be complete and posted sometime during the week of August 21. If you have scheduling or registration related questions, please contact Katie Montgomery at 417-252-4290 or katie@coastal-fmc.com. If you have payment or billing related questions, please contact Cindy Lundberg at 406-781-9754 or lundberg10@hotmail.com.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Viewing will be at 10:00 am Saturday, August 19 at the LDS Chapel, 8507 Highway E in Houston, Missouri. The memorial service will follow at 11:00 am, with burial immediately after in the Cabool Cemetery. All are welcome to attend.

For service information please contact Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home, 417-962-3123. Memorial contributions can be made to the family through Elliott-Gentry-Carder.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Cinderella final day

Cinderella -
August 12th, Saturday

WOW- first time actors, you did a great job- that was a lot of "firsts" yesterday and I think you will find it easier today.

Two reminders from the directors:
-Please remember NOT to put your back to the audience
- speak clearly and keep the dialogue going. If the audience doesn't hear you, they cannot follow the story.

Everyone did a much better job on expression last night I was very pleased. And notice how the audience laughed when you were getting into your character and being expressive. That is your goal for this next performance is to keep the audience
Engaged at all times.

We have a performance at 3:00
Call time is 2:00- an hour before to prepare and get dressed. If main characters (except mice) could be there at 1:30 I would like to help show them a couple things, and also try something different with the Mics because they don't fit their ears.

The tiny children do not need to be there until closer to 3 o'clock.

After the 3 o'clock show please STAY on the stage we are going to have a cast picture.

Again thank your parents, yesterday was a very difficult time that we have never experienced. Everyone pulled together and helped to get this show on. You and your children are Awesome. See you soon.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Cinderella it's today!

Cinderella Cast

Friday,  August  11

 

Due to new venue; We will have to change our schedule for the day:

Please allow the students to REST and RELAX

 

I need the following Characters to come to the dance studio at 12:00 pm

Prince Charming

Duke

King

Herald

Cinderella

Step Mother

Step Sisters

Fairy Godmother

Mice: Jaq, Luke, Perla, Gus, Kendal, Kenadi, Hannah M., Eliza 

 

Regardless of what the students might say or think because sometimes I think out loud nothing is final until it is posted.-ALL the costumes previously posted ARE correct. If you do not know exactly what parts your students play- here is the list:

 

Adeline F.-Pumpkin/Mouse

Alley G.-Narrator

Amanda L- Royal Court/ Ensemble

Anna L- Royal court/ Ensemble

Bailey G- Royal court/ Ensemble

Brittany C- Royal Court/Ensemble

Caleb B- Prince Charming

Caseyn M- Herald

Clay F.- Town Crier

Darcy B- Anastasia

Eliza- Mouse

Farad T- Narrator

Hanna M- mouse

Hannah E- Narrator

Hannah Rose- Ensemble/ Royal court

Hazel- Cinderella

Isabella H- Pumpkin/ Mouse

Jacina- Royal Court/ Ensemble

James- Royal Court/ Ensemble

Jonas- Grand Duke

Kaeleb M- Town Crier

Karabella- Mouse/ Pumpkin

Kalie W- Royal Court/ Ensemble

Keegan- Town Crier

Kenda Johnson- Perla

Kyndall & Kynnadi- Mice

Max- Jaq

Meadow- royalcourt/ ensemble

Megan- Fairy Godmother

Mia- Pumpkin/ Mouse

Paige- Royal court/ ensemble

Quincy- Royal court/ ensemble

Rachel R- Town Crier

Sarah T- Royal court/ ensemble

Sophie- Step Mother

Tanner- Luke

Tobie- Drizella

Zachary B- Town Crier

Hannah P- Royal court/ ensemble

Kyleigh- Royal court/ ensemble

Weston- King

Jackson- Royal court/ ensemble

Jaylee-Narrator

Abby-Narrator

 

****If your name did not appear in the list: YOU are ensemble

 

 

The rest of the cast will come around 3:30TO THE CABOOL HIGH SCHOOL Auditorium to get dressed in costume and be prepared to run through the play on stage for the first time with the mics and props. If we have time I need to run through it again, but we will end by 6:00 pm for the audience to come in.

 

During the rehearsal and waiting time for the performance at 7:00, I would like the students to eat light snacks to prevent sleepiness. Grapes, crackers, cheese, carrots, or lunch like foods would be best for them and ONLY water.

 

We are at the countdown. The SHOW is less than 24 hours away!

 

Thank you for your patience

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cinderella

Cinderella Cast:

Thursday, August 10, 2017

 

Rehearsal will entail live microphone usage, Completing costume fittings, Stage Blocking, and Choreography. This is a very large amount of work. I really need parents that can help students to stay busy and attentive to what we are teaching by providing them with something to do.

 

After students are picked up, be sure they are practicing lines, songs, and getting a good night’s sleep to prevent exhaustion and illness.

 

This is not easy to do and cannot be done without cooperation from everyone. It takes a team. If you are available, we will need help with certain things for the show. Katie Montgomery will have a sign up sheet for those things.

 

Costume responsibilities for each character as follows:

 

Ensemble (In front the whole time) : Black pants, black socks or shoes, hair anyway you would like, but neatly done, with light make-up for girls (mascara, black eyeliner, and clear lip gloss ONLY please)

 

Narrators & Town Criers: Black pants, black socks or shoes, hair anyway you would like, but neatly done, with light make-up for girls (mascara, black eyeliner, and clear lip gloss ONLY please)

 

Anastasia, Cinderella, Step Mother, Drizella: Need  white Tights and Black dress shoe ( make-up will be done there)

 

Grand Duke, Herald, King, Prince: Black Dress Pants (I have some if you need it) and black socks and dress shoes

 

Royal Court: White Tights and black dress shoes(girls) Black socks & dress shoes,hair anyway you would like, but neatly done, with light make-up for girls (mascara, black eyeliner, and clear lip gloss ONLY please)

 

All Mice & Pumpkins:

Gus, Jaq, and Luke need white socks

Perla: White Tights and Ballet slippers

Suzy: Black tights, Black short sleeve Leo

Xtra:need white tights and Ballet slippers  (if you have them)

Mia: Black tights, Black leo for mouse, and white tights ballet slippers for pumpkin


Please do not to go out and buy anything expensive check with us first we may have things you may borrow😉but I need to know tomorrow at the latest.

 

If you have questions or I have missed something feel free to text me at 417-254-3168

 

Please help us get the word out so we have an audience so the kids will do well. Share our events on facebook, sell tickets, call family and friends, or hang flyers. It is very helpful.

 

Special thanks to Katie, Stacey, and Miranda for our crafts and snacks!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Students

GOOD MORNING my fellow friends and students, this is our first week off and I miss you all! We had a wonderful weekend starting with the Friday evening show in Mountain View, followed by the variety show in Willow Springs, followed by the stars rise fun raiser in Willow Springs, followed by Mountain Grove music recital, followed by yesterday with our visitor Joel Harrison. Phew...It's amazing to think how far our students have come in the last year. And we have so many wonderful things planned for the next year to help enhance their talents.

If any of you have some great pictures or videos of this last weekend's events, please send them to 417-254-3168, or matbec@centurytel.net. I will need them for our historian to put in the scrapbook, as well as I would like to post them on our main Facebook page.

Also remember to catch up your tuition. You will not have a bill for the next three months, so if for some reason you have gotten a little behind this is a good time to catch up without it being a burden, hopefully.😉

If you need some service hours we have several events coming up this summer you can help with. The first one is the glow run, if you are interested in assisting please call Cindy Bobe at 417-217-9430. And I will be out in the botanical garden tomorrow cleaning up if anyone is interested call at 417-254-3168.

Hope you all have a wonderful summer and I get to see you at our camps.🤗

Monday, May 1, 2017

Canceled classes

This has been a shocking weekend with unfortunate events due to the weather and the flooding that has occurred. I have spoken to many of you and you have been stranded and suffered losses and have damage to clean up. STARS has also suffered and we have much to clean up. All three schools are canceled therefore we will be canceling all lessons and classes for Monday, May 1. Let us know if we can be of assistance to any of you.
Much love, Mrs. Peterson💕

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Month of May

MAY AGENDA-Info for ALL STUDENTS
Please READ CAREFULLY there is a lot and includes those who participated in Jungle Book😊

MUSICIANS: MAY 13, Cabool Auditorium 7:00

Any orchestra players may join SOCO in this concert – practices are Tuesday evening at the Ferguson building in Willow Springs, 7-9-I have all the music if you are interested. Not required but appreciated.

CABOOL BALLET DANCERS:

May 16th will be the last day of class for the semester. All parents are invited to attend and observe their child's progress and demonstrations.

MT. VIEW DANCERS: MAY 19 7:00

This will be our last day of lessons. After lessons, That evening at 7 PM at the youth center we will hold a recital for friends and family to attend. If you have not already given me a number of guests please let me know.

EVERYONE: STARS May 20th Concert Agenda:

Due to location and participants out of town; here is the following schedule:

Saturday at 2:00 at the Grimes Auditorium in Willow Springs will be a Variety Show Fundraiser.

6 Improv class skits
4 small ensemble orchestra numbers
4 vocal pieces
Jazmynn's classes will perform-3
2 pianists
Solo/duet dance numbers
Displayed Art Projects

MUSICIANS, THEATER, & DANCE
MAY 20th 7:00 STAR Theater in Willow Springs

After the fire, they have restored the theater and it will be completed May 20. They will be holding an opening show as a fundraiser. They have asked STARS to do the following if available:

Perform in costume: the ensemble for "I wanna be like you" from our Jungle Book Production
Clogging number "Good to be Alive"
Kyleighs Acapella clog
Hannah's Contemporary Ballet Dance
John Bailey singing "Till I hear you Sing" and "Danny Boy"
And all orchestra members perform Phantom, Pirates, and Star Wars
(All Stuff we already know)

MUSICIANS: MAY 21, Sunday 3:00 At the Mountain Grove Family Church

This will be the last student music recital before STARS is closed for the summer.

CLOGGERS: stay tuned for Lori's post

Phew....that was alot😜
Feel free to call 417-254-3168 for any questions. summer is around the corner😀

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Cello students

CELLO Students:

Kieran has several concerts this month and will only be down on the last Tuesday of April. However I will be helping with lessons so if you could please give me a call to set up a time for 4172543168

Friday, April 7, 2017

Jungle book

Jungle Book Cast

To clarify, please arrive at the high school Auditorium at 6:30 if you are a wolf, or an early painted monkey.

6:50 for the rest of you who just need to get up on stage before the preshow. Please come with your make up done. 

Also, those who wear black on the stage because you were trees there are vines in a bag that you were supposed to get and wrap them across your shoulder or wherever before you come out as a tree.

If you do not know how to do your make up and hair then we can help you if you come at 6:30

Tiny children and parents who I have already spoken to, you can bring your children at 7:00

Please call me if you have questions, you are not bothering me. Everyone did a great job last night considering all the obstacles we had to face. Great teamwork! Love you all very much.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Jungle Book Volunteers

This is what the volunteer schedule looks like as of right now. You can see there are still some holes, so if you can fill in let me know.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Jungle Book Reminders

Good morning! Reminder Jungle Book parents - if you have not signed up for your volunteer time slot PLEASE get with me and get on the list! We still have several spots to fill and people who haven't signed up. Message Katie Montgomery, call 417-252-4290, or email katie@silvermistlabs.com.

Also, don't forget ticket sales for THIS WEEK's shows are due at tonight's rehearsal!

Thanks!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Jungle Book

JUNGLE BOOK CAST:

Please come in stage black attire this week. Black socks if you do not have black shoes: Hair: Girls need low center bun if you have long hair. Makeup is eyeliner, mascara, blush, and lip gloss. NO EYESHADOW OR LIPSTICK. 

Thank you, Everyone is doing a fantastic job😊

Vacation

ALL STUDENTS

Please remember that according to the vacation/ weather policy, we are closed for the week of April 3-7 due to the production Jungle Book. All classes and lessons will not be in session.

Hope to see you at the show - Have a wonderful week.😊

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday Night Orchestra - TONIGHT

Orchestra rehearsal tonight will be for EVERYONE from 7:00 to 8:30 to prepare for Saturday's concert! Thursday night will be strings, vocalists, and piano only. Thank you for all your hard work! See you tonight :)
Sorry trombones, couldn't resist a little Lion King-related orchestra humor.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Lion king time change

LION CAST

We have had enough confirmation that we can get everyone down to the studio by 9:30 so we will go ahead and have rehearsal. Thank you for letting me know your status.

Lion King

LION KING CAST

The weather is not looking favorable for most of the area. I am canceling rehearsal this morning for everyone's safety. However, this will put a strain on progress, please practice and work on what we have accomplished thus far. Stay tuned for updates.

If weather looks better at 1:00 pm today, I would still like to try and rehearse- text 417-254-3168 if you can come - thanks and I will post the decision by noon.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Weather

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS

Please do not feel you need to come if weather is threatening. We serve a large area and it is different for each person.

Be safe😉

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Lion king rehearsals

LION KING PRACTICE:

Monday, 7:30-9:00 at the Opus
Older students only

Saturday, 8:00-11:30 at dance studio
8-10 Everyone
10-11:30 Older students only 

Please be on time
Also, I am hoping by Saturday to have the entire rehearsal schedule lined up
To handout.

Thank you for your patience

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Lion King

LION KING

Parent Meeting at the beginning of rehearsals will keep everyone organized, just keep in mind when bringing students

Thanks

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Springfield Symphony

Extreme Mozart!
Classical Concert

Saturday, March 4, 2017 7:00
Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the
We celebrate one of classical music’s most extremely prolific, genius, and complex characters with a night of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music. We open with his frothy and charming overture to the opera Cosi Fan Tutte, and we will play his delightful Symphony 39.  We will also welcome to the stage our 2016 Hellam Young Artists’ Competition Winner Brian Hong on Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

 Call or text 4172543168 for tickets

Lion King rehearsal

LION KING

First Rehearsal
Saturday March 4th 8:00-12:00
Ages 6-11 will be done by 10:00
Vocals and Choreography
At the Dance Building at 519 Main Street (where auditions were held)

Come prepared being familiar with Circle of Life, and Can you feel the love tonight ensemble part

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zY0c3Ok_KOs

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lion king cast

Amazing auditions today! BRAVO

Lion King Cast has been selected:
*Based on point system only and is subject to change; is as follows:

Rafiki- Macy S.     US: Amanda L.
Mufasa- Lucas B. US. Gavin R.
Sarabi- Morgan H
Zazu- Jonas F.      US: Kierra R
Scar- James L.      US: Lissy P
Young Simba- Becca F   US: Caleb L
Simba- Jackson W.   US: Seth F
Young Nala- Alley G. US: Sarah Grace 
Nala- Laney A       US: Briley G
Sarafina- Briley G
3 Hyenas - Gavin, Kierra, Seth
     US: Peyton, Lilly, Trinity W
Timon- Joel H.        US: Cameron F
Pumbaa- Wyatt E.    US: Peyton W

ALL REMAINING CAST ARE THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS:

Hyenas
Lionesses
Ensemble
Animals

Congratulations!!!😄

Stay tuned for rehearsal schedule...

Recital

STUDENT RECITAL-February 26, 3:00
Cabool United Methodist Church

All students need to come at 2:30 to have instruments tuned & seated in performance order.

Please wear dress or slacks, and bring music if you need an accompanist.

Look forward to the recital. Let's pack the audience, bring friends and family.

Make up class

ALL STARS PARTICIPANTS:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
This is a reminder of our vacation week. We built in a make up snow week that does not require all classes. Stars will be closed during February 27 through March 3 with the following exceptions for make up:

Tuesday, February 28 Willow Springs rehearsal at 7 to 8:30 (orchestra only)

Wednesday, March 1 Sophie piano lesson 4:30

Thursday, March 2 ALL CLASSES AND LESSONS MAKE-up day

Friday, March 3 Mountain View classes

We will be sending notes home this week with these reminders. Thank you for your participation and patience. Let me know if there is anything we can do to help🙂

Friday, February 17, 2017

Mountain View cloggers

Mt. View Cloggers:


After speaking with you last week, it looks like it will work for us to reverse the classes. 4 to 5 will be the older students and 5 to 530 will be the younger students.


Thank you- we will accommodate if there are any other needs or concerns

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Announcements

Hip Hop Dancers: Thursday 2/16

We need the 7-8:00 class to join the older class today at 3:45 or as soon as they can arrive. I Apologize for this inconvenience on such short notice.

Vocalists: Thursday 2/16

A reminder that today is vocal lessons, please be at your designated time on time and with your payment of $12.50. Thank you

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Newsletter - January through March

Newsletter is posted on the website:

http://www.thestarsfoundation.org/newsletter.html

Make sure you take a look! Lots of good information in there.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mountain View

Good morning Mountain View Students! Aside from all of the schools being closed due to weather, we are going to have class today in Mountain View. Feel free to use caution due to the weather.

We did receive the clothing that was ordered. However, we would like you to have your student dressed in shorts and a T-shirt with hair up and socks. We will distribute the clothing during class to the parents, but will not have the student dress out today to prevent interrupting the class.

Thank you

PS. Billing is still being sent out this morning-when we begin class today if you have not received your email please check with me to be sure we have the correct email address.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

NEW LOCATION

Mountain View Classes:

BALLET

3:30-4:00 Ages 3 & 4
4:00-5:00 Ages 5-7
5:00-6 Ages 8 and up (Reese at 5:30)

CLOGGING

4:00-5:00 Ages 8 and up
5:00-6:00 Ages 7 and under
(3 & 4 year olds will be done at 5:30)

If you have paid for your clothing your child's order should arrive by Friday. If you have not paid or have not been measured, we will be making a second order; in the mean time have your child just wear a pair of shorts, t- shirt, and socks. Remember hair up in a bun  if possible or pony tail.

If this schedule does not work for anyone or if you have any questions pertaining to any part of the classes, please contact Rebecca at 417-254-3168 and we will try to accommodate you the best we can.  

Thank you, look forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

SNOW DAY!

Since all 4 surrounding schools are closed, there will be no STARS classes today. Thank you!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Spring 2017 Semester

Spring 2017 Semester begins today - welcome back! Visit http://www.thestarsfoundation.org/class-schedule.html for up-to-date schedule information.